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  1. Re: how much to ask for placing 1-2 hives in a garden?

    [QUOTE=Brad Bee;1090333] No such thing as karma

    Huh?
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    Re: Not happy with me

    After being stung several times while mowing in front of my hives, I now just go ahead and put on the suit. You never know what mood they might be in, and I prefer safe over sorry!
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    Re: Sugar water on foundation?

    If you are using wax foundation there's no need to spray. If you're using plastic, some folks think it helps acceptance. Spray with sugar solution when you add your bees.
  4. Re: First hive inspection Day 17 when to add new super?

    Andrew is correct, hold off on another box until they draw out the majority of the bottom box. As far as the size of your next box, that is mostly up to you. I would think many people in your area...
  5. Re: How much syrup should a new package consume?

    Don't worry, you haven't neglected them. You have provided a home and food. The bees just found something else they prefer right now. :-)
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    Re: Different sizes and colors?

    You definitely have drones there. All hives have a mix of bees of different sizes and colors. All the workers have the same mom, but not the same dad!
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    Re: To split or not to split?

    Making nucs out of your dink is a good way to go. I would suggest moving the queen and a frame of brood and a frame of food into a nuc, leaving the hive as strong as possible. They will then make...
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    Re: Spring troubles?

    If your strong hive can spare it, it won't hurt to add brood. It can buy you some time, and if they start queen cells, you at least know you're queenless. Then you can either let them try to make a...
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    Re: What makes a nice hive turn mean?

    Small hives building up are easy. Populace hives not on a flow can become irritable. Bigger hives have more guard bees. Weather and time of day can play a role in mood.
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    Re: Another milestone

    When your hive builds up to the point you believe it can be split, pull the current queen out with a couple frames of brood and food and move the split to a new location. The remaining hive will...
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    Re: New Beekeeper from Vermont

    Welcome to the forum, and good luck with this year's bees.
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    Re: Did you get honey your first year

    No honey the first year from a package installed in May in Tennessee.
  13. Re: Moving Frames Around and Other Newbie Questions

    I would leave them alone. They will draw out that comb as soon as they need it. If you feel your must do something, move an undrawn frame between your outermost drawn frames.
  14. Re: Hello from the Cumberland Plataeu in Tennessee!

    Welcome!
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    Re: Using different foundation size?

    What do you mean by " two sizes of foundation "?
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    Re: To Exclude or not to Excludw???????

    Do you have drawn comb. If not, definitely no excluder until it's drawn out. If you have comb, it's up to you. I don't use one, but many people do.
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    Re: Diatomaceous Earth in SHB trap

    People in my club use DE as well as lime. They claim both work well, but I haven't tried either one yet.
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    Re: Bending aluminum for telescoping covers?

    I use a homemade wooden break. Started with 2 pieces of 1x2 the length of the inside of my long bend. Cut a 1/16" x 3/4" deep rabbat on one, then lined them up and screwed them together. Cut a...
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    Re: When to start queen rearing?

    If you have drones you can start trying.
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    Re: Checkerboarding the brood nest

    Checker boarding is a particular method aimed at reducing or eliminating swarming. It does not involve the brood nest. What you are talking about is referred to as opening the brood nest. Quite a...
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    Re: My long hive experiement

    I like it. Looks great! I'd be interested to know how it works for you. Keep us updated.
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    37130 Middle Tennessee

    2/26/14

    Red maple
    Silver maple
    Henbit
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    Re: Frame jig for scratch building ....

    But if I can bust out 100 un assembled frames an hour.....which I'm sure I can......I'll be golden.

    Took me 5 hours to"bust out 100". If you can do it in an hour, you are golden! :-)
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    Re: box joint jig i made

    Looks great Crabbydad! That ought to make some fine boxes.
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    Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    We use one from time to time, both on tablesaws and shapers. They work great for certain tasks. The one we have is an old model from Powermatic I think. Several companies sell them.
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